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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom

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Properly explaining a transfer accept
True, but previous explanations may have helped (e.g. 1 10-12 balanced or any 16+). Of course they might not have been requested, or volunteered.
What to expect of your opponents
There is, of course, another way to avoid having to be concerned about a trump coup.
What to expect of your opponents
Chance of J10 doubleton 3.391304348%; half of that for restricted choice 1.695652174; which is exactly 60% of the chance of a specific singleton (2.826086957%).
Is 4333 a semi-balanced distribution?
Well, we are a tolerant and enlightened nation. Mind you, this strikes me as "tidy": a "shape" is a tuple of four positive numbers in descending order that sum to 13; a "change" involves subtracting one from any of the numbers in a shape, adding one to another number, reordering ...
Is 4333 a semi-balanced distribution?
I think a "natural" 1NT can be 6-3-3-1 under the regulation Frances quotes. Not that I mind about this very much.
The only slam
[code] AKQ AK6543 2 AK2 10865432 QJ109 87 QJ109 87 QJ1098 76 J97 2 AK6543 543 [/code] We did not reach the only making slam on the North-South cards. Suggest ways in which your system would have succeeded where ours failed.
Lightner not alerted - adjust?
"Presumably it was East who gave the explanation?" Again, this was a European Championship [b]played with screens[/b]. West, who had made a Lightner double, explained to South that he had made a penalty double, as a consequence of which South was dissuaded from a successful removal to 7NT ...
Lightner not alerted - adjust?
Perhaps "Everyone else thought it looked like a deliberate attempt at prevarication".
Lightner not alerted - adjust?
"Does DB go get such hands from his vast collection... or just write them down for us from memory?" I was in Turku when the incident happened. I had some recollection of the deal, but could certainly not have reproduced it from memory. Fortunately it appeared in the Daily Bulletin ...
Properly explaining a transfer accept
On auctions like this I announce 1NT as hearts. If they tell me I shouldn't, I apologise. That way (a) they know my partner has hearts; (b) they feel smug and superior; (c) the foolish regulations have been prevented from interfering with the Laws. Everything is as it should ...

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